Downloadable application forms coming soon.
Click on each to download —
Options A and B Application (For all minstries which are not incorporated.)
Option C Application (For those ministries which are already incorporated but would like to take advantage of our services.)
Recommendation Form (Print out three of these.)
I-9 (Everyone must submit one of these.)
W-9 (All US citizens must submit one of these.)
W-8 Instructions (Most will use IRS Form W-8BEN)
W-8BEN (All non-US citizens must submit one of these.)
Housing Allowance Form (For those who are licensed or ordained ministers with a church or denominational organization.)
We are excited about the opportunity to get to know you and possibly serve you. Below you will find a list of the items you will need to complete the application process.
_____ Completed application, including the essay portion
_____ Your picture (including your family, if applicable)
_____ Copies of two types of ID (driver’s license, passport, social security card)
_____ I-9 and W-8 (for foreign citizens) or W-9 (for US citizens) forms; filled out and signed
_____ Three recommendations
_____ Your ministry budget
_____ Signed release allowing us to run a personal credit check
_____ Letter of verification from your hosting individual or organization
_____ Proof of health insurance
_____ Application fee: $125 (non-refundable)
_____ Trade Name fee: $200 (if applicable)
_____ Corporation Bylaws (if applicable)
_____ Corporation Certificate of Incorporation (if applicable)
Once we have received your application, we will review the application and contact you for a phone interview. We generally call you within one week of receiving your paperwork.
When the BGI Board has approved your application, we will set up a new ministry orientation meeting with the BGI Administrative Director. This will help us begin getting you and your ministry set up to receive the services of BGI. At this time you will sign your contract and pay any necessary start-up fees associated with beginning your ministry.